Last night, multi-platinum and award-winning duo, Florida Georgia Line, was featured on SONGLAND, and released a new song “Second Guessing.” Written by Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley, “Songland” songwriter Griffen Palmer and Shane McAnally, the song will be featured on their upcoming 6-Pack EP set to drop this Friday, 5/22 via BMLG Records (pre-order now). Rock ‘n Roll icon Jesse Hughes interviewed songwriter Victoria Banks who also appeared on the Florida Georgia Line episode. Watch the interview below:
“Songland” provides talented up-and-coming songwriters with a one-of-a-kind opportunity to collaborate with visionary music producers who are responsible for today’s biggest hits. Today “Second Guessing” is ranked #2 on the iTunes Overall Chart and #2 on the iTunes Country Chart. “Second Guessing” is now available to stream/download. To stream click here. Jennifer Ortega interviewed Songland winner Griffen Palmer. Watch the interview below:
ABOUT FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE:
Amassing the best-selling digital Country single of all time (SoundScan) with 11X PLATINUM breakout “Cruise,” GRAMMY-nominated duo Florida Georgia Line have been making history since 2012. As “one of the format’s premier musical shapeshifters” (Esquire) with tracks like their unapologetically-charged current single, “I Love My Country” (BMLG Records), the global superstars were the first Country act to achieve RIAA’s DIAMOND certification (10 million copies sold) and hold the longest reign on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart (50 straight weeks) with 9X PLATINUM, No. 1 “Meant to Be” with Bebe Rexha. They’ve tallied 10.9+ billion streams, exceeded 33.6 million song downloads, sold more than 4.7 million albums worldwide, scored 16 No. 1 singles, and played to over 4 million fans spanning massive arena and stadium headline tours. Honored by ACM, AMA, Billboard, CMA, and CMT Music Awards, FGL’s creative empire also includes thriving business initiatives: FGL HOUSE, meet + greet, Round Here Records, Tree Vibez Music, Tribe Kelley, Old Camp Whiskey, and Wolf Moon Bourbon (with Jason Aldean).
ABOUT SONGLAND SONGWRITER GRIFFEN PALMER:
Griffen started playing music at a young age and credits his father for his artistic side. In high school Griffen was part of a band mainly playing covers. As the band started progressing, Griffen’s dad encouraged him to write his own songs. After high school, he moved to Ohio to attend Bowling Green University. He has been living in Nashville for a little over a year and is working as a full-time songwriter.
ABOUT SONGLAND SONGWRITER VICTORIA BANKS:
Griffen started playing music at a young age and credits his father for his artistic side. In high school, Griffen was part of a band mainly playing covers. As the band started progressing, Griffen’s dad encouraged him to write his own songs. After high school, he moved to Ohio to attend Bowling Green University. He has been living in Nashville for a little over a year and is working as a full-time songwriter.
ABOUT JESSE HUGHES:
Jesse Everett Hughes is an American singer, songwriter, and musician. He is best known as the frontman of the rock band Eagles of Death Metal (EODM), with whom he has recorded four studio albums and a live album. He has recorded two solo albums as Boots Electric, In 2011 Honky King & in 2019 EODMPresents Boots Electric Performing The Best Songs We Never Wrote.
Hughes formed Eagles of Death Metal in 1998 along with lifelong best friend, Queen of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme. They released their debut album, Peace Love Death Metal in 2004. EODM subsequently released Death By Sexy (2006), Heart On (2008), and Zipper Down (2015).
A month after the release of Zipper Down, Hughes was the target of a terrorist attack while performing with EODM at famed Paris venue La Bataclan. A group of terrorists attacked the club, killing 89 of those in attendance, including the band’s merchandise manager, Nick Alexander.
Hughes has been the subject of two documentaries, VICE’s The Redemption of the Devil (2015), and Colin Hank’s Eagles of Death Metal: Nos Amis (2017). The music of Eagles of Death Metal has appeared in many films and television shows including; Silver Lining Playbook, Super Troopers 2, Epic Movie, Criminal Minds, and Get Shorty.Hughes is currently endorsed by Maton guitars and Orange amplifiers.